Drama

DRMA-151: Beginning Acting I, Credits = 3
Introduction to acting techniques and beginning characterization through improvisation. Student required to furnish personal rehearsal clothes. Formerly THEA 151.

DRMA-152: Beginning Acting II, Credits = 3
Introduction to script analysis, scene study, and audition/monologue preparation. Students will further explore acting technique. Instruction in physical and vocal technique and a unit in theatrical makeup application are included. Work in improvisation continues. The student will complete the course with a public performance of a monologue and scene at the end of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 151 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 152.

DRMA-153: Beginning Acting III, Credits = 3
For advanced beginners. Continuing scene study and monologue work. Students will be challenged with more difficult material and will further explore acting technique with an emphasis on physical and vocal technique. The student will complete the course with a public performance of a monologue and scene at the end of the quarter. Prerequisite: DRMA 152 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 153.

DRMA-154: Acting-Summer Musical I, Credits = 1 - 5
Designed to train students in the dramatic techniques appropriate to large stage, outdoor musical productions. Formerly THEA 154.

DRMA-155: Acting-Summer Musical II, Credits = 1 - 5
Designed to train students in the dramatic techniques appropriate to large stage, outdoor musical productions. Formerly THEA 155.

DRMA-156: Acting-Summer Musical III, Credits = 1 - 5
Designed to train students in the dramatic techniques appropriate to large stage, outdoor musical productions. Formerly THEA 156.

DRMA-188: Children's Theatre, Credits = 1 - 5
Designed for students aged nine years and older, to provide them an opportunity to rehearse and perform a full-length play for the public. Formerly THEA 188.

DRMA-190: Play Production I, Credits = 1 - 5
Applied study in acting, stage lighting and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 190.

DRMA-191: Play Production II, Credits = 1 - 5
Applied study in acting, stage lighting and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 191.

DRMA-192: Play Production III, Credits = 1 - 5
Applied study in acting, stage lighting and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 192.

DRMA-225: Representative Plays, Credits = 5
A study of plays representative of historical periods from the ancient Greeks to modern times as an introduction to the literature and arts of the theater. Formerly THEA 225.

DRMA-251: Intermediate Acting I, Credits = 3
This is the first quarter of second year acting for the serious drama student. A more creative response will be required in individual sessions and in mandatory plays. Prerequisite: DRMA 153 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 251.

DRMA-252: Intermediate Acting II, Credits = 3
Designed for the more advanced drama student. A series of audition pieces suitable for use in auditioning for the professional theater will be prepared. These will cover at least four different types of pieces; that is, comic, serious, musical, classical, etc. At the end of the quarter the student will present two contrasting pieces as a program. Prerequisite: DRMA 251 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 252.

DRMA-253: Intermediate Acting III, Credits = 3
In the third quarter of the second year of acting courses, the students will apply the techniques they have learned. Comprehensive analysis of character roles will be presented in scene work. Prerequisite: DRMA 252 or instructor permission. Formerly THEA 253.

DRMA-281: Beginning Playwriting, Credits = 5
Introduces students to the elements, art and discipline of playwriting, by exploration of established works and creation of original one-act plays, scenes and monologues. By the course's conclusion, students will have completed a revised draft of a one-act play, and hear a scene from their plays read in a public performance. Designed as an introduction to the process of playwriting. The emphasis is on the exploration of a range of techniques and tools available to the playwright. Through the completion and discussion of a series of writing exercises the class will examine the various elements of playwriting. The way that these elements may be combined to create plays will be explored in the writing of several short plays, and ultimately, in the drafting a longer work. Prerequisite: ENGL 097 or instructor permission. [H]

DRMA-290: Play Production IV, Credits = 1 - 5
Second year of applied study in acting, stage lighting, scenery and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 290.

DRMA-291: Play Production V, Credits = 1 - 5
Second year of applied study in acting, stage lighting, scenery and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 291.

DRMA-292: Play Production VI, Credits = 1 - 5
Second year of applied study in acting, stage lighting, scenery and costume construction using current productions as lab situations. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 292.

DRMA-298: Special Topics, Credits = 1
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard theatre arts curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience. Formerly THEA 298.

DRMA-299: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 5
For students interested in working on projects in design, acting, directing, stage management, playwriting, etc. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Formerly THEA 299.